January 29, 2010
Nevada Senator Harry Reid meets with Lilly Ledbetter and women’s rights advocates celebrate the one year anniversary of the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act.
Washington D.C.—Nevada Senator Harry Reid welcomed Lilly Ledbetter and women’s rights advocates today to commemorate the one year anniversary of the signing of the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act, which gave women and minorities the means to fight discrimination in pay.
Reid led the Senate in making Fair Pay a priority in 2009. The Act restored civil rights protections to ensure equal pay for equal work.
“Together with Lilly Ledbetter, whose compelling story is honored in this bill, and the advocates for women’s rights, we celebrate this first anniversary of the Fair Pay Act,” said Reid. “We have taken huge strides to end pay discrimination based on gender and I look forward to a future where the Fair Pay Act will continue to help all workers get a fair shake.”